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λαιός (B), ά, όν,
A.left, λαιᾷ μὲν ἴτυν προβάλεσθε (sc. χειρί) Tyrt.15.3; λαιᾶς χειρός on the left hand, A.Pr.714; “πρὸς λαιᾷ χερίE.HF159; λαιοῖσι on the left, Parm.17; “ἐπὶ λαιὰ κεκλιμένονArat.160, cf. Heliod. ap.Stob.4.36.8; οἱ τὸ λ. ἔχοντες (sc. μέρος) D.S.13.99; ἐς λαιὰν ἐσιόντων χῆρα (Dor.) IG14.1721.3; “τῇ λαιᾷ τοῦ δεξιοῦ λαβόμενος κέρωςPhilostr.Jun.Im.4. (Poet., but not in Hom., who uses ἀριστερός: also in later Prose, τὰ διδόμενα τῇ δεξιᾷ δέχεσθαι τῇ λαιᾷ χειρί Prov. ap.Plb.38.10.9, cf. Jul.Or.2.57d, etc.) (Orig. λαιϝός, cf. Lat.laevus, Slav. lěv[ucaron]: in Hsch. we have λαίβα, i.e. λαίϝα, = ἀσπίς, because borne on the left arm; cf. λαῖφα, λαῖτα, λαφός.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 714
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 13.99
    • Euripides, Heracles, 159
    • Polybius, Histories, 38.10.9
    • Philostratus Minor, Imagines, 4
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